The talent in the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors is bursting at the seams to break into the Women’s Big Bash League this weekend, with twelve of our players being recruited by four franchises.
Sydney Thunder have retained Erin Osborne, Sam Bates and Claire Koski, while their rivals the Sydney Sixers will see Jodie Hicks, Emily Leys, Sara McGlashan and Ange Reakes return to the Magenta.
Below the border, The Melbourne Renegades have secured veteran Kris Britt, and will see Meteor quicks Maitlan Brown and Nicole Goodwin make their WBBL debut. Lily Bardsley and Katie Mack will continue with the Melbourne Stars.
The volume of Meteors featuring in the WBBL this year reflects the talent attracted to our Capital Region, according to General Manager of High Performance, Aiden Blizzard.
“I’m thrilled to see so many of our Meteors making their mark in women’s cricket, especially the WBBL with its massive following and broadcast games. For me, this just reflects the incredible talent Cricket ACT are able to attract and nurture through our High Performance pathway program.”
“The fact that we have a teams’ worth of talent scattered throughout the WBBL should inspire young girls in our region to try their hand at cricket.”
The second season of the Rebel Women’s Big Bash League will open with a carnival weekend at North Sydney Oval beginning tomorrow, with four matches to be broadcast live on Network Ten’s main channel across Saturday 10 December and Sunday 11 December. All eight clubs will feature across a total of six matches on Saturday 10 December and Sunday 11 December.
Follow the girls throughout the WBBL:
Sydney Thunder: Sam Bates, Claire Koski and Erin Osborne
Sydney Sixers: Jodie Hicks, Emily Leys, Sara McGlashan and Ange Reakes
Melbourne Renegades: Kris Britt, Maitlan Brown and Nicole Goodwin
Melbourne Stars: Lily Bardsley and Katie Mack